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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Dec 17, 2010 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

He was a once in a lifetime kind of talent,and I am saddened by his passing.I'm going to spend some time listening to the brilliant catalog of music he left us.

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Poster: advokat Date: Dec 17, 2010 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: RIP - Sad News

"Trout Mask Replica shattered my skull, realigned my synapses, made me nervous, made me laugh, made me jump and jag with joy. It wasn't just the fusion I'd been waiting for: it was a whole new universe, a completely realized and previously unimaginable landscape of guitars splintering and spronging and slanging and even actually swinging in every direction, as far as the mind could see...while this beast voice straight out of one of Michael McClure's Ghost Tantras growled out a catarrh spew of images at once careeningly abstract and as basic and bawdy as the last 200 years of American Folklore...I stayed under the headphones and played Trout Mask straight through five times in a row that night. The next step of course was to turn the rest of the world on to this amazing thing I'd found, which perhaps came closer to a living, pulsating, slithering organism than any other record I'd ever heard."
Lester Bangs, New Musical Express, 1 April 1978

"If there has been anything in the history of popular music which could be described as a work of art in a way that people who are involved in other areas of art would understand, then Trout Mask Replica is probably that work."
John Peel Interview with Mike Barnes 1995